The Early Bird Rates for The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #53 are now available through 5 PM ET on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

If you’d like to receive the 10% extra discount on your ads in the Bible of the comic book industry, now is the time! Reservations must be made and payment must be postmarked by December 21 to get the 10% savings.

Our Standard Rates begin at 5:01 PM, Wednesday, December 21, and run through Friday, March 24, 2023. Ad files for either Early Bird or Standard reservations are not due until Monday, March 27, 2023.

Those who picked up The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #52 probably noticed one major change: the Guide is now full color! Correspondingly, we no longer offer black and white ads. If you had a black and white ad in #52 and wish to convert to a color spot, we will help you create a new ad at no additional charge IF YOU RESERVE AND PAY BY THE EARLY BIRD DEADLINE, December 21, 2022. After that deadline, we will still be glad to help you update your previous black and white ads, but there will be a charge.


Full Page Color - Front, Left             $2,250           
Full Page Color - Front, Right           $2,475
Multiple Page Front (3 or more)        $2,000 each
Full Page Color – Middle, Left           $1,260
Full Page Color – Middle, Right         $1,350
Multiple Page Middle (3 or more)      $1,120 each
Full Page Color – Back, Left              $1,260
Full Page Color – Back, Right            $1,350
Multiple Page Back (3 or more)         $1,120 each

If you want to make a reservation or have questions, just reach out to any of us at the contact information listed below!

Important notice for Diamond Comic Distributors customers: Advertisers who are also Diamond Comic Distributors clients may also choose to bill their ads to the Diamond accounts. Simply download this form. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Gemstone Publishing once again offers a 10% Early Bird discount for full page ads. The deadline for the Early Bird rate is Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 5 PM ET. We also offer an additional 10% discount for three or more ads of the same size and type.

And as with previous years, all full-page advertisers receive a complimentary Directory Listing and a copy of the Guide as well.

The Early Bird discount is 10%. It may be combined with the 10% multiple page (three or more pages of the same type) discount to get a 20% discount.

To qualify for the Early Bird rates, you may pay by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or PayPal by December 21, 2022.

It seems like we keep saying word to the effect of “It’s been another tumultuous year…” but we do indeed keep saying it because it’s true. However, some things definitely have stood the test of time, including the Guide

Since 1970, the Guide has been the Bible of serious comic book collectors and dealers alike. Along the way, we have seen the top prices paid for comics go from hundreds of dollars to millions. During that time comic collecting has gone from a quiet hobby to one with huge pop culture impact.

The Guide isn’t just used once. Its readers refer to it over and over throughout the year, meaning your ad is seen over and over again.

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #53 is scheduled to go on sale Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

To book your reservation or if you have any questions, please contact one of us:

Editor – Print
(443) 318-8467

Editor – Digital
(717) 448-0932

Vice-President of Publishing
(443) 827-0301

As always, anyone who books a full-page ad will receive a complimentary Directory Listing in the Guide.

Additionally, any local store that participates in the Comic Shop Locator Service (CSLS) qualifies for a free Directory Listings as well!

The CBPG #53 Directory Listing Form will be available in next week’s issue of Scoop.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Look for our cover announcements in the coming weeks.